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LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

Federal Candidate Filing Deadline: May 1, 2020
State Candidate Filing Deadline: June 19, 2020
State Primary: August 25, 2020
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Italics = Potential Candidate
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This page was last updated on November 18, 2019


Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lauren Book (D) - State Sen. & Nonprofit Group Founder
Nikki Fried (D) - State Agriculture Commissioner & Attorney
Andrew Gillum (D) - Ex-Tallahassee Mayor, Ex-Tallahassee City Commissioner & '18 Nominee

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jeb Bush - 1994

Jeanette Nunez (R)*

Ashley Moody (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Jimmy Patronis (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Bob Graham - 1978

Nikki Fried (D)* - (Campaign Site)


Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.
Carlos Barberena (NPA) - Digital Marketing Consultant
Grace Granda (NPA) - Business Consultant

Bob Graham - 1978

Rick Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Mills (R) - Retired Navy Officer & '18 Candidate
Earl Dean (D)
Phil Ehr (D) - Retired Navy Commander & '18 Candidate

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Willie Anderson (D) - Pastor
Connor Oswald (D) - Educator
Franklin Schuler (D) - Ex-Bronson Mayor, Building Contractor & '18 Candidate

District 3:
Ted Yoho (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Millado (R) - Government Affairs Consultant & Ex-Congressional Aide

Gavin Rollins (R) - Clay County Commissioner, Teacher & National Guard Officer

Judson Sapp (R) - Businessman & Ex-Congressional Aide
Amy Pope Wells (R) - Businesswoman, Ex-Nurse & Community Activist
Phil Dodds (D) - Software Sales Manager & '12 Candidate
Tom Wells (D) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Erick Aguilar (R) - College Professor, Financial Advisor & Retired Naval Officer
Gary Koniz (R) - Retired Journalist, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Donna Deegan (D) - Nonprofit Group Founder, Ex-TV News Anchor & Breast Cancer Activist
Monica DePaul (D) - Teacher, Transgender Rights Activist & '18 Candidate
Chris Eagle (D) - Businessman

District 5:
Al Lawson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Albert Chester (D) - Pharmacist & Businessman
Matthew Lusk (R) - Human Resources Professional

District 6:
Mike Waltz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Clint Curtis (D) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Sam Adams (L) - Businessman
Oscar Celico (NPA) - '00 Sheriff Candidate

District 7:
Stephanie Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephen Bacon (R) - DeBary City Councilman, Retired Insurance Executive & '10 Candidate
Thomas Delia (R) - Business Manager & National Guardsman
Vennia Francois (R) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Candidate
Richard Goble (R) - Mortgage Broker & Ex-Securities Dealer
Armani Salado (R) - College Student
Mike Thibodeau (R) - Ecommerce Company Operations Manager
Leo Valentin (R) - Physician
Yukong Zhao (R) - Businessman

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Kennedy (D) - Electrical Engineer

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jose Castillo (R) - Businessman
Bill Olson (R) - Retired Army NCO & Afghan War Veteran
Sergio Ortiz (R) - Mortgage Banker
Gregory Andersen (NPA)
Anthony Davila (NPA) - Retired Police Officer & Navy Veteran
John Rallison (NPA) - Pastor, Teacher & Consultant
Clay Hill (Write-In) - Frequent Candidate

District 10:
Val Demings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Roland McCoy (D)
Kirk Troen (R) - Tour Company Manager & Retired USMC Officer

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Steven Thompson (R)
Tim Devine (R) - Frequent Candidate
Dana Cottrell (D) - Teacher & '18 Nominee
Jim Henry (D) - Educator, Ex-Journalist & '18 Candidate
Jeff Rabinowitz (D) - Hospitality Industry Professional & '16/'18 Candidate

Reubin Askew for Governor / Jim Williams for Lt. Gov. - 1970

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Zach Smith (R) - HVAC Technician & Army Veteran
Kimberly Walker (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Correctional Officer & Army/USAF Veteran
Mike Knezevich (NPA) - Retired Supervisory Treasury Agent

District 13:
Charlie Crist (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Becker (R) - Staffing Firm Owner, Ex-US Small Business Admin. Official & GOP Activist
George Buck (R) - Consultant, Ex-College Professor, Army/USAF Veteran & '18 Nominee
Sheila Griffin (R) - Attorney & '15 City Council Candidate
Anna Paulina Luna (R) - Businesswoman, USAF Veteran & Conservative Activist
Amanda Makki (R) - Attorney, Lobbyist & Ex-Congressional Aide
Sharon Newby (R) - Businesswoman & Ex-Teacher

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeremy Brown (R) - Retired Army NCO, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & Volunteer Firefighter
Ed Chase (R)
Lloyd Wiggins (R) - '18 Candidate
Alix "St. Christopher" Toulme Jr. (NPA) - Navy Veteran, Conspiracy Theorist & '18 Candidate
Robert Wunderlich (NPA) - Attorney & Retired Army NCO

District 15:
Ross Spano (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alan Cohn (D) - Ex-TV News Anchor, Communications Consultant & '14 Nominee
Adam Hattersley (D) - State Rep., Businessman & Navy Veteran
Loretta Miller (D) - Political Activist & Frequent Candidate
Jesse Philippe (D) - Law Student & Iraq War Veteran
Kevin Leverett (NPA) - Security Guard & Marketing Consultant

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jerry Milligan III (R) - Insurance Agent
Margaret Good (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Jan Schneider (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Greg Steube (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gina LaBruno (R) - Cosmetologist & Community Activist
Allen Ellison (D) - Policy Consultant & '18 Nominee
Theodore Murray (D) - Home Repair Contractor

District 18:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nicholas Vessio (R) - Security Consultant & Retired Police Officer
Oz Vazquez (D) - Ex-State Deputy Solicitor General & Attorney

District 19:
[ Francis Rooney (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Dan Bongino (R) - TV Personality, Ex-Secret Service Agent, Author & Frequent Candidate
Byron Donalds (R) - State Rep., Financial Advisor & Ex-College Trustee
Michael Dreikorn (R) - Matlacha Fire Commissioner, Aviation Consultant & '14 Candidate

Antonio Dumornay (R) - Community Activist
Dane Eagle (R) - State House Majority Leader & Real Estate Broker
William Figlesthaler (R) - Urologist

Heather Fitzenhagen (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Chauncey Goss (R) - Ex-Sanibel City Councilman, Water District Commissioner & '12/'16 Candidate
Randy Henderson (R) - Fort Myers Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Real Estate Broker
Paige Kreegel (R) - Ex-State Rep., Physician & '12/'14 Candidate
Steve Martin (R) - Attorney & Trump Campaign Activist
Ray Rodriguez (R) - State Rep. & Ex-State House Majority Leader
Bob Rommel (R) - State Rep. & Restaurant Owner

Dan "Doc" Severson (R) - Ex-Minnesota State Rep., Businessman, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Drew Steele (R) - Radio Talk Show Host

Cindy Banyai (D) - Organizational Development Consultant & College Professor
David Holden (D) - Financial Advisor & '18 Nominee

District 20:
Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) - Home Health Care Company CEO & '18 Candidate
Ervan Miller (D)
Roshan Mody (D)
Emmanuel Morel (D) - Retired USDOL Investigator, '14 Candidate & '16 St Sen Candidate
James Taylor (D) - Radio Talk Show Host & Term Limits Activist
Lateresa Jones (R) - Life Coach & Frequent Candidate
Greg Musselwhite (R) - Welding Inspector

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Aarons (D)
Dennis Glassberg (D) - Retiree & Sanders Campaign Activist
Christian Acosta (R) - College Professor & Nuclear Engineer
Piotr Blass (R) - Retired College Professor, Mathematician & Frequent Candidate 
Elizabeth Felton (R) - Private Zoo Owner
Victor Garcia da Rosa (R) - Sales Consultant
Laura Loomer (R) - Conspiracy Theorist & Alt-Right Blogger
Aaron Scanlan (R) - Home Sales Consultant & Photographer
Mike Vilardi (R) - Tax Consultant & Retired IRS Agent

District 22:
Ted Deutch (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Imtiaz Mohammad (D) - Asian Community Newspaper Publisher & '18 St Rep Candidate
Kevin Boyle (R)
Jessi Melton (R) - Wireless Consultant
Jim Pruden (R) - Attorney
Christine Scott (R)
Dr Joe Smith (R) - Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate
Darlene Swaffar (R) - Insurance Agency Owner
Lisa Marmorato (NPA) - Media Consultant
Omar Reyes (NPA) - Network Engineer

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jen Perelman (D) - Attorney & Voting Rights Activist
Ilya Katz (R) - Retired College Professor & Frequent Candidate
Michael Kroske (R) - Equipment Procurement Manager
Richard Mendelson (R) - College Professor & '18 School Board Candidate
Shlomo Nizahon (R) - Attorney & Israeli Army Veteran
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & '16/'18 Candidate

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Sakinah Lehtola (D) - Progressive Activist
Christine Olivo (D) - Ex-Church Youth Director, College Student & Community Activist
Howard Knepper (R) - Real Estate Developer & Frequent Candidate
Lavern Spicer (R) - Nonprofit Food Bank Executive Director
Courtney Omega-Turner (L) - Coconut Grove Village Councilwoman & Insurance Agent

District 25:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Hughes (R) - Minister & Firearms Instructor
Yadira Escobar (D) - Radio Producer, Journalist & Progressive Activist

District 26:
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Omar Blanco (R) - Metro-Dade Firefighters Union President

Carlos Gimenez (R) - Miami-Dade County Mayor, Ex-County Commissioner & Ex-Miami Fire Chief

Jose Peixoto (R) - Maintenance Engineer & Frequent Candidate
Irina Vilarino (R) - Restaurant Owner

District 27:
Donna Shalala (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Donald Summeralls II (D) - School Instructor
Gabe Ferrer (R) - Retired Engineer, Real Estate Developer & Missionary
Juan Fiol (R) - Realtor & Trump Campaign Activist
Raymond Molina (R) - Self-Employed & Conservative Activist
Frank Polo (R) - Law Student & '18 State Rep Candidate
Maria Salazar (R) - Ex-TV News Anchor, Journalist & '18 Nominee
Enrique Tarrio (R) - Neofascist Alt-Right Group Leader


Jack Eckerd for Governor - Paula Hawkins for Lt Governor - 1978

Constitution Party of Florida (C)
Florida Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Florida (G)
Libertarian Party of Florida (L)
Reform Party of Florida (REF)
Republican Party of Florida (R)
Independent / No Party Affiliation (NPA)


Secretary of State - Division of Elections


Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Boca Raton News
Bradenton Herald
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Cedar Key Beacon
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Fernandina Beach News Leader
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Florida Politics
Fort Lauderdale CityLink (Alternative)
Fort Lauderdale Our Independent (Gay)
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Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Jupiter Courier
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Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marathon Keynoter
Marco Daily News / Marco Island Eagle
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Miami-Dade County Campaigns and Politics
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Political Gateway - Florida
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Post on Politics
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(Political News - Political Blog)
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Tallahassee Democrat
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Vero Beach Press Journal
Winter Haven News Chief
Ybor City Stogie

Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

WBBH TV-2 (NBC - Ft. Myers)
WINK TV-11 (CBS - Ft. Myers)
WCJB TV-20 (ABC - Gainesville)
WJXT TV-4 (IBS - Jacksonville)
WJXX TV-25 / WTLV TV-12 (ABC/NBC - Jacksonville)
WBZL TV-39 (WB - Miami)
WFOR TV-4 (CBS - Miami)
WSVN TV-7 (FOX - Miami)
WTVJ TV-6 (NBC - Miami)
WPLG TV-10 (ABC - Miami)
WINZ AM 940 Radio (Miami)
WESH TV-2 (NBC - Orlando)
WFTV TV-9 (ABC - Orlando)
WKMG TV-6 (IBS - Orlando)
WJHG TV-7 (NBC - Panama City)
WEAR TV-3 (ABC - Pensacola)
WCTV TV-6 (CBS - Tallahassee)
WTXL TV-27 (ABC - Tallahassee)
WFLA TV-8 (NBC - Tampa)
WFTS TV-28 (ABC - Tampa)
WTSP TV-10 (CBS - Tampa)
WTVT TV-13 (FOX - Tampa)
WPBF TV-25 (IBS - West Palm Beach)
WPTV TV-5 (NBC - West Palm Beach)


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